Executive Bio
Sharon Ramalho
Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
Sharon Ramalho joined McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada in 1983, as a Crew person in Brampton, Ontario. She rose through the restaurant ranks holding various positions, including Assistant Manager, Restaurant Manager, Training Consultant and Operations Consultant.
 
Sharon had the opportunity to work in Russia in 1991, as part of the initial Canadian team that developed the Russian business. She returned to Russia in 1996, staying with McDonald’s in Europe until the end of 2005. During her time away from Canada, she worked in Russia, Hungary and Scandinavia.
 
Since returning to Canada, Sharon has had several roles, including Director of Menu Management, Director of Operations and Director of Field Service. From 2009 through 2014, she held the position of Vice President – Ontario Region, closely working with the 90 Franchisees and 450 Restaurants in the province.
 
In her current role as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Sharon works to ensure the McDonald’s People Promise, to value each and every employee, is in place for over 90,000 employees, within Franchised restaurants, company operated restaurants and corporate offices across Canada.
 
Sharon has been recognized throughout her career by McDonald’s. She received the Golden Maple Leaf Award in 1998, the President's Award in 2001 and 2008, and the Global Women’s Leadership Award in 2009 and 2012, in addition to a number of team awards.
 
Sharon Ramalho
Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
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